Update and Cancer Insights from Bishop Ivan Lee, Weekend away At Home

by Bob East

Update and Cancer Insights from Bishop Ivan Lee Ivan has been a friend for more than 30 years.  He followed me as rector at Hurstville Grove; was my bishop whilst at Springwood; and presided at my commissioning at Gymea 8 years ago. His cancer has returned.  Please pray for him. Ivan himself trained to be a doctor […]

Great New Opportunity to Grow Your Bible Knowledge! Safe Ministry at Gymea Anglican

by Bob East

Great New Opportunity to Grow Your Bible Knowledge! WHAT: Ethics and Contemporary Issues with Rob Smith. WHERE: SMBC Croydon Campus, 43 Badminton Road, Croydon  2132. WHEN: Starts on Wednesday 18th July, come to one, or ideally, come to all starting from 11:00am to 12:50pm for lectures. Students can also come for lunch following or the […]

Great New Opportunity to Grow Your Bible Knowledge! With Sympathy

by Bob East

Great New Opportunity to Grow Your Bible Knowledge! WHAT: Ethics and Contemporary Issues with Rob Smith. WHERE: SMBC Croydon Campus, 43 Badminton Road, Croydon 2132. WHEN: Starts on Wednesday 18th July, come to one, or ideally, come to all starting from 11:00am to 12:50pm for lectures. Students can also come for lunch following or the […]

GAFCON UPDATE, SRE Update from Olivia

by Bob East

GAFCON UPDATE Bishop Michael Stead reports  –  The third Global Anglican Future Conference (Gafcon) was held in Jerusalem in June 2018, a decade after the inaugural Gafcon in 2008. Gafcon 2018, one of the largest global Anglican gatherings, brought together 1,950 representatives from 50 countries, including 316 bishops, 669 other clergy and 965 laity. A unanimity […]

PNG Earthquake Update, Upcoming Sermon Series

by Bob East

PNG Earthquake Update The violent magnitude 7.5 earthquake at 3.44am on 26th February caused at least 145 deaths. The main trauma is around several airstrips south of the epicentre between Moro and Mougulu and north of Bosavi. Most of the people have lost their houses and gardens. 4,242 people and 28 villages are impacted. MAF,SIL,SDA aircraft, Ok […]

A Word from Charlotte Thacker, Chaplaincy/Generate Ministries

by Bob East

A Word from Charlotte Thacker I’m both excited and nervous for my upcoming mission trip to Fiji with Year 13, embarking on Thursday the 21st of June and returning on July 19th. Before the trip I’d like prayer for calm and good preparation so I can be a good member of my team and remember that […]

Refugee Week Sunday 17 – Saturday 23 June

by Bob East

Refugee Week Sunday 17 – Saturday 23 June In the OT, God commands Israel to show compassion to the alien and refugee in their midst, most often as a result of wars.  In the NT Christians are commanded to care for the neediest of their community, including the widow and orphan, and to love their […]

Guest Speakers at Church

by Bob East

Guest Speakers at Church I think guest speakers are a great idea – and not just because it gives Craig and me a “week off”.  We love teaching God’s word in any and every context.  It’s what we believe God has gifted and given us to do and we count it an enormous privilege.  Thanks […]

Trinity Sunday Today

by Bob East

Trinity Sunday Today I’m not into the church calendar much.  Are you?  From the dark places of my memory at Theological College I seem to remember it had a well-intentioned, but dubious origin.  And then there’s the special “saints days”, harvest festivals and a whole lot of very “Ordinary” Sundays. However, today I’m told is Trinity […]